Synopses & Reviews
It's America's boot camp, 88 days of drills, inspections, rifle practices, war games, grueling physical exercise and a regimen that separates the men from the boys...
Boot is an insider's account, told by a former Marine and veteran journalist who went back to Parris Island to see if today's grunt measures up to the crack troops he served with in the South Pacific. He follows the recruits of Platoon 1036 from Day One through every step of the rugged training that transforms raw recruits into a fighting elite. His searingly honest, you-are-there coverage brings these unforgettable weeks to life...and lets anyone who's been there judge for himself if today's brand of "tough" is tough enough for a real Leatherneck, a man proud to be a Marine.
"One of the most exciting books on military training to appear in decades."--Sgt. Major Dan Cragg, U.S. Army (Ret.)
"A tough-minded critique...an engrossing narrative."--Kirkus Reviews
"The most accurate, honest and complete account of Marine Corps recruit training yet written. Boot is the whole story..."--Soldier of Fortune
It's America's toughest Boot Camp, 88 days of drills, inspections, rifle practices, war games, grueling physical exercise and a regimen that separates the men from the boys. Boot gives the inside story of basic training in the Marines, America's fiercest fighting force. Martin's.